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The 2016 Donna Swartzfager Memorial Fund Award Winners were announced this past week and were recognized in front of hospital officials and Team Members for their outstanding achievements and dedication to providing top-tier healthcare.
The Donna Swartzfager Fund provides financial awards to East Jefferson General Hospital Team Members seeking higher education, professional development growth and certifications. This semi-endowed fund is a donor directed fund that is managed through the investments and Investment Committee of The Foundation.
East Jefferson General Hospital welcomes Jan Strohmeyer Brien, Ph. D., as the institution’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing all HR management and human capital strategies at EJGH.
“Jan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “She will continue to move us forward as a high quality, stand-alone healthcare organization. “
East Jefferson General Hospital has been rated No. 1 medical excellence and patient safety for overall hospital care in the state of Louisiana, garnering “check-plus plus” status by the CareChex quality rating system and putting it atop the yearly rankings on Monday afternoon.
“This is a tremendous honor for all of our team members and physicians at East Jefferson General Hospital,” said Dr. Mark Peters, EJGH President and CEO. “It is a testament to the teamwork and dedication put forth by our physicians and staff on a daily basis and in every facet of care. This honor comes as no surprise to me, but it is one that I think our entire team deserves and I cannot thank them enough for what they do every day to make East Jefferson a great place for our patients.”
CareChex is one of the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information services companies, providing clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences.
CLICK HERE to view our Care Chex scores.
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As healthcare associated infections continue to rise, EJGH must be diligent in combatting the spread of these infections. EJGH is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patient, and we are pleased to be the first hospital in our region to use the Tru-D Smart UVC system as part of our cleaning regimen. The Tru-D system is a 5'5" disinfection robot that generates UV light energy to disinfect 100 percent of the surfaces in a room, killing pathogens - including viruses, bacteria and fungi - that are often transmitted via high-touch surfaces and threaten patient outcomes.
Tru-D works in conjunction with traditional cleaning methods and can achieve 99.9 percent disinfection of all pathogens by eliminating the possibility of hospital-acquired infections and the spread of certain contagions within the hospital. Tru-D allows our hospital staff to easily and confidently disinfect virtually any environment, including patient rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms and public areas.
With an estimated 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections occurring each year, EJGH is joining the ranks of premier health care institutions by adopting this ground-breaking technology "Tru-D gives us and our patients' peace of mind in knowing that an area not only appears clean but is clean," says Dr. Raymond DeCorte, EJGH Chief Medical Officer. "This is the next great step in our ongoing pursuit of patient safety and care."
EJGH was able to acquire the Tru-D System through the generosity of The Foundation and the INSPIRE Grants Program.